Jason Kravitz has been appointed director of strategic communications and senior adviser in the office of the president at the Johns Hopkins University. Kravitz comes to Johns Hopkins from GMMB, a Washington-based integrated advocacy and advertising firm. He has served in senior communications roles advising cabinet secretaries, foreign leaders and U.S. senators for more than 12 years. As vice president at GMMB, he provided strategic counsel to some of the world’s largest philanthropic foundations and to federal agencies, governors and trade associations. In the Obama administration, he was a senior communications adviser to then-HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and spearheaded communications and legislative efforts in the administration’s initiative to end homelessness.